Uncle drops dime on Pearl River nephew's bombs

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On Tuesday, a judge ordered a Pearl River man to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after bombs were allegedly found in his home.

Patrick John Mitchell's uncle called police Monday to say that he believed Mitchell was building bombs inside their home. Officers say they discovered two devices at the East Washington Avenue house.

Residents within 500 feet of the home were evacuated as a squad detonated one of the devices in the driveway. Authorities say one of the bombs contained BBs and nails, however, they add that both lacked some key ingredients.Police also allegedly found anabolic steroids in Mitchell's possession.

According to Mitchell's uncle, his nephew is still coping with the loss of his parents. He believes the 31-year-old electrician wouldn't hurt anyone but needs help.

Mitchell is being held on $20,000 bail.

For extended coverage of Mitchell's arrest, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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